Digitizing sponsorChevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
Promotional newsreel containing a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
FISHERMAN GOES OVERBOARD, WRESTLES DEEP-SEA GIANT. Two fishermen on fishing boat spot their prey and clean their harpoon. Man dives in and wrestles with huge turtle; lands it, hoists it on top of 1937 Chevrolet and drive off. NEW LIMOUSINE FOR HORSES: POLICE STEEDS TAKE IT EASY. Detroit policemen are shown saddling up horse; they march out of stable to a van pulled by a Chevrolet truck; horses dismount from trailer; CU of policeman directing traffic in city of Detroit. GOLF INSTRUCTOR FINDS FORM BETTER ALONG OCEAN BEACH. Golfer performs tricks with bathing beauties around a 1937 Chevrolet. He drives the golf ball off car as it travels along beach with women. FARMERS WAR AGAINST DUST: FIGHT TO SAVE WHEAT CROP. Dust Bowl: wind blowing soil in Kansas farm; devastation along fence row. Wind blows. Well riggers drilling water well. Farmer pulls ditches across field with his tractor for irrigation. CU of Chevrolet engine pumping water from well; water in irrigation ditch; shows field with grass growing. Pan shot to ditch filled with water. Pan of deserted farm. 1937 Chevrolet drives to farm buildings; lots of dust and soil on road. CU of Chevrolet engine pumping water. DOGGY CROWD GETS RINGSIDE SEATS FOR PUSSYWEIGHT BATTLE. Two cats in "boxing" ring battle it out; dogs at ringside watch. Paws are covered with safety gloves to protect cats' eyes and faces.
April 22, 2005 Subject:
That's CHEVROLET for All You Boycotters Out There!
Warning to all animal lovers! This edition of Chevrolet Leader News takes animal abuse to new heights! No more dogs packed in carsthis quote-newsreel-unquote has two very upsetting scenes of animal abuse. The first involves the capture of a beautiful old sea turtle, who is strapped upside down to the boat for purposes of humiliation, then strapped to the top of a Chevrolet (remember the name, folks!) while the narrator gleefully delights in telling us he is going to be turned into turtle soup and eyeglass frames. The other segment involves two cats who are forced to fight each other in a miniature boxing ring with mittens on until one gets knocked out (though I must admit the doggy journalists look like they are enjoying themselvesmust be the liquor). In between are stories of a deluxe horse trailer for police horses, an invitation to a lawsuit involving a golf instructor hitting golf balls at bathing beauties, and an inexplicably serious story about the Dust Bowl, in which car engines are purported to be the solution. It looks like the folks at Chevrolet (remember that name, PETA!) were hitting the sauce when they wrote this one.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: *****.
Oh man, Vol 3, No. 2. And this is the best one I've seen so far, as it mixes the usual (Cars, bikinied women, animal cruelty) with interesting stories.
The first snippet is probably the most questionable 'story' ever captured by these reels. The capture of a live sea turtle. This is really hard to watch. It's then tied to the roof of a car to go to market. Thankfully, the snippet doesn't go 'Cannibal Holocaust' on us (I refuse to elaborate)
Next is a feature about the transport of traffic horses to their destination via a special vehicle. Nothing too special.
Next up is a truly funny segment which probably shouldnt be tried at home. A trick golfer takes shots off a car, a MOVING car, a models toe, and um, shoots balls directly at the models.
The Dust bowl of texas is featured next, probably to tone things down. The miracles of water drilling is discussed. Moving on..
CAT FIGHTS!! The last segment is pointless, but it's sure bizarre as 2 cats TOTALLY slug it out w(with mittens), Why? Who knows. Dogs are seen as reporters and as spectators. Ah, those Chev jokers!
Great stories, a new eye catching design and good music round this out, this is highly reccomended!